Cool Science Radio - May 26, 2016
Lynn and John’s first guest is Karen J. Greenberg, author of Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State. Karen Greenberg, is one of this country’s top experts on Guantánamo, torture, and terrorism, with a deep knowledge of both the Bush and Obama administrations. Now she brings to life the full story of law and policy after 9/11, introducing us to the key players and events, showing that time and again, when liberty and security have clashed, justice has been the victim. The second guest on the program is Stephon Alexander, author The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe. The Jazz of Physics revisits the ancient realm where music, physics, and the cosmos were one. This cosmological journey accompanies Alexander’s own tale of struggling to reconcile his passion for music and physics, from taking music lessons as a boy in the Bronx to studying theoretical physics at Imperial College, London’s inner sanctum of string theory.